Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
the country into things. you can also make the argument that obama led on obamacare. that he led the country and fought for the bill, although i think there are people in the senate who would tell you they are the ones who did all the hard work. it is a very interesting challenge to figure out when you are leading a nation into some sort of a policy, and when you are a nation that does not want to go and it is a fine line. if you are dragging a nation that does not want to go, you will be in trouble. >> on the next "washington journal" the latest on the budget negotiations between the house and the senate with robert bixby. after that, and jeffrey young talks about the role of medicaid and the health care law. and they look at how personnel cost it into the overall budget at the defense department. is liveton journal" every day at 7 a.m. eastern on c-span. tomorrow the british prime minister david cameron and members of the house of commons the offered tribute to south african president nelson mandela who died on thursday at the age of 95. spanhave live coverage on c- 2 at 9:30 a.m. eastern.
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
. colombian president juan manuel santos was in washington this week for talks with president obama. he spoke at the national press club about his country's free- trade agreement with the u.s., the war on drugs, and peace talks with colombian rebels. this is one hour. >> good afternoon and welcome to the national press club. i am a reporter for bloomberg news and the 106 president of the national press club. we are the world's leading professional organization for journalists. we are committed to the future of our profession with programming such as this. we want to foster a free press worldwide. for more information, please visit our website at www.press.org. on behalf of our members worldwide, i would like to welcome our speaker and those of you in our audience today. if you hear applause, i would note that members of the general public are also attending. it is not a lack of evidence of journalistic objectivity. i would like to welcome our c- span public radio audiences. you can follow the action on npclunch.sing the # we will have a question and answer session and i will ask as many quest
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
loans. >> isolate countries headed in the wrong direction. don't approve of the job that barack obama is doing. >> he's battling with the congress that is so completely difficult. congress is doing and inexcusably bad job. >> think we are still in a recession. there is no growth. unemployment is off the charts. i think if we didn't have recession people with the degree would be able to find work. i think regardless right now you are out of work. >> i think over the next year the us economy will be better. >> i hear that it is supposed to be improving but i can't tell you how many people around me are unemployed and struggling. >> the federal deficit affects just because way everything is related to everything and it trickles down. >> it is more difficult to get salary and benefits. of ae most likely impact federal deficit is fewer job opportunities. >> hopefully in my lifetime it see for mytter but i children if it continues to go the way is in this world they're going to have it rough. >> the shutdown definitely affected many people in this country. >> if we lose trust or a sense of